There are tons of articles on the web about the awesome results you’ll get from a quick Botox session–which usually only lasts about 10 minutes.
But, there aren’t many people that will tell you the things you shouldn’t be doing after your Botox or Dysport treatment.
Read on for three costly mistakes you definitely don’t want to make after Botox or Dysport injections!
1. Don’t Lie Down
While many people will tell you that after Botox you can go about your daily routine like normal, that’s not exactly true.
After receiving Botox, you should wait at least four hours before lying down to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
Lying down can also cause your Botox to migrate.
2. Don’t Do Rigorous Activities or Exercises
Looking your best and feeling your best go hand in hand–so it’s obvious that most people want to get right back in the groove of exercising.
But, after receiving your Botox treatment, you should not engage in activities where your head is below your heart–for example at a yoga class–stretching class or simply bending over.
According to LiveStrong.com, patients may also require more rest and avoid exertion due to potential headaches.
Any type of aerobic exercises may exacerbate headaches and should be avoided for at least 24 hours after Botox treatment.
3. Don’t Massage Injection Sites
While moving your muscles and making natural expressions is okay, another prohibited action after receiving Botox is rubbing the areas of injection.
Doing so can potentially cause the Botox to spread to other areas of the face.
It is important not to press on the injection areas for at least several hours while the Botox diffuses throughout the muscle that it was injected in.
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About Dr. West
Dr. Tina B. West, founder of the West Institute, has served as a consultant and injectable trainer for Allergan and Galderma, training other physicians in advanced treatment techniques using Restylane, Perlane, Scupltra and Dysport as well as Botox.
Dr. West is a board-certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring procedures.
Dr. West participated in the original phase III FDA clinical trials for the approval of Botox.